Cornwall Park in Winter

8 August 2013

Cornwall Park, on one side of Maungakiekie, is one of our favourite family destinations, it’s great any time of the year.

It was a farm at one point and still has some cattle and sheep, we got up close and personal with some of these boys.

It is archealogically and culturally significant for Auckland as a former Pa.  You can learn more about its history here.

As one of our older parks, it is planted with exotic trees, such as gums and olives, and has many groves of native tree plantings.

That’s the obelisk at the summit, which we always have to walk to or visit by car on our way back home.  The summit is actually part of One Tree Hill Domain, and is an Auckland City park, whereas Cornwall Park is a trust.

Check out this grand old tree.  Dripping with bark.

This is just one side of the main drive into the park, opposite this is a more formally organised colonial style park, with a band rotunda, winding paths, trees planted in neat grids and more cattle.  It’s also good for bike riding kids, and has a bbq area stocked with logs!

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